Agencies issue rule to ban TikTok on contractor devices 

The interim rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to include a ban on the use of TikTok by government contractors and vendors. 

Emerging Tech

NASA puts error data to use to speed up tsunami detection

The nation’s space agency is leveraging emerging technologies that could potentially provide up to an hour of advance notice of an incoming tsunami to coastal communities. 


U.S., South Korean agencies warn of state-sponsored spearphishing

The North Korea-affiliated group Kimsuky’s email attacks targeted research and media organizations.

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Everyone means everyone: Okta’s ongoing path to accessibility

A key pillar at Okta is building a world where anyone can safely use any technology.

Emerging Tech

Military vehicle electrification continues to roll forward, but may face bumps in the road

The U.S. military operates more than 174,000 non-tactical vehicles, the second highest number in the federal government.

CXO Briefing

Senate passes debt deal, agency spending freeze bill headed to Biden's desk

Bipartisan leaders pledge to pass fiscal 2024 funding bills to avoid a sequestration next year.


Federal vision to streamline cyber incident reporting expected this summer

The Cyber Incident Reporting Council will issue a report to Congress "in the next month or two" with recommendations on ways to achieve harmony across a complex network of federal cyber mandates. 


New bill proposes 'made in China' tags for mobile apps

The legislation would require large online app stores — including Apple’s App Store and Google Play — to disclose the countries where their apps were developed and are currently owned.


FTC charges Ring over 'disregard' for customer data security

The Federal Trade Commission has proposed stronger security protocols for home video surveillance company Ring after years of mounting concern over data privacy.


BSA taps former chief acquisition officer as new procurement lead

The Software Alliance, also known as BSA, is taking on a new focus on procurement with Jessica Salmoiraghi, formerly of the General Services Administration.

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Delivering public benefits and services at scale with Okta's integration with Login.gov

Expectations to deliver top CX are beginning to trickle from the commercial digital world into the public sector.

Emerging Tech

Satellite data could boost border security, disaster response

Homeland Security relies on satellite imagery for its missions—and it wants more.

IT Modernization

DHS faces slow disaster response burdened by legacy systems, officials warn

Officials told a Senate committee on Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security had severely outdated information technology systems across various components. 


US deploys tech diplomacy to cultivate leadership in emerging fields

The Biden administration’s latest foreign policy pillar prioritizes uniform standards on critical technologies within ally nations.

IT Modernization

Debt ceiling politics could derail plans for modernizing unemployment benefits delivery

The department has a plan to build on modular modernization advances piloted in New Jersey, but provisions in the debt ceiling compromise legislation could claw back funding pledged in the American Rescue Plan Act.


NASA team’s plan to decode UFO sightings hinges on better data

The space agency is convening an independent panel to publish a report later this summer featuring best practices for data collection on unidentified anomalous phenomena.

Emerging Tech

AI and China are ‘defining challenges of our time,’ CISA director says

Artificial intelligence’s potential as an “extinction event” for humanity prompted CISA Director Jen Easterly to advise companies to “think about self-regulation” for product security and safety.


Unmonitored networks put US nuclear arsenal at risk, GAO finds

A Government Accountability Office report found that the Energy Department cannot effectively monitor potential insider threats to U.S. nuclear security because department staff “have not identified the total number of DOE’s stand-alone classified networks.”

Emerging Tech

Clean energy advancements hinge on steady funding, Energy official says

Accelerating critical technologies to support a robust clean energy economic sector is a top priority for the agency’s 2024 budget request.


Agencies launch initiative to better identify minority-owned contractors

The joint effort between the Small Business Administration and the General Services Administration aims to make it easier for federal procurement officials to connect with small, disadvantaged businesses across sectors.